Amboli is situated approximately 135 km away from Kolhapur, on the way to coastal Goa. A quiet and unassuming hill-station tucked away in the beautiful Sahyadri Ranges, it is about 690 mts above sea level with thick forest, deep ravines and tall cliffs. . The Hiranyakeshi River has its source in the surrounding hills and there is an ancient Shiva cave temple at the mouth of the river source. High rainfall and swirling mists in the monsoon, numerous waterfalls, beautiful valley views and jungle trails attract weekenders looking for a quick break from their hectic schedule the year round. Maharashtra Tourism has a resort built for visitors who would like to take advantage of the jungle location and the cool climate for a retreat from city life.